Thai Beef Salad is a healthy salad recipe with tender greens and perfectly seared beef in a dressing that is packed with lots of exotic flavor.
As a busy mom, this Thai beef salad recipe fits my bill as sometimes my days are so packed that I have no time to prepare even the simplest of meals. Easy salads save my life.
Authentic Thai Beef Salad Recipe
This salad is so quick and easy to make, and the taste is always refreshing and light. What kind of beef should you use for Thai Beef Salad? I like grilled top sirloin steak or trimmed rib eye steak for authenticity.
Both are excellent choices as the beef is meaty, lean, juicy and flavorful. They also go well with the herbs and fish sauce dressing.
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Thai Beef Salad Recipe
Thai Beef Salad is a tasty salad with beef and greens in a savory dressing. Easy Thai beef salad recipe that everyone can make at home. | rasamalaysia.com
- 1 lb grilled top sirloin or trimmed rib eye steak (450 grams)
- A tiny bit of cooking oil
For the salad:
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 2 thinly sliced shallots
- 6-8 cherry tomatoes cut in halves
For the dressing:
- 1/4 cup lime juice (5 tablespoons)
- 1/4 cup fish sauce (5 tablespoons)
- Sugar to taste
- 1- 2 red birds eye chilies finely chopped depending on how hot you like it
Preheat a pan on high heat until very hot. Add a bit of cooking oil and spread it evenly across the bottom. Let the steak sit in the pan for around a minute to get a nice crust. Flip over the steak and repeat. Reduce heat to medium and cook to your liking. Wrap the meat in aluminum foil and allow resting for about 5 – 10 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain.
In a bowl whisk together fish sauce, lime juice, bird's eye chilies and sugar to taste. Toss in the mint leaves, cilantro, shallots and cherry tomatoes and mix well. Serve the salad mix on top of a bed of spinach and drizzle some of the dressing over.
If you have the access to a grill, this will produce even better results. Cooking time of the steak depend on how thick it is and if you prefer it rare, medium rare or well done. For a less spicy alternative, use fresh red finger length chilies with seeds and central stem removed. Temper the meat by letting it rest in room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling/cooking.
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